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Writing Tip … Comma, Comma, Comma, Commaandgo!


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This just makes me laugh! I found it posted on Facebook, shared by Nancy Sullivan.

Commas have got to be one of the most confusing little jots around. They're like jewelry to our sentences, but it's hard to know when they're actually necessary.

So I did a little research. Unfortunately, this isn't an all-encompassing list – mostly because commas fall more in the usage area than in the grammar rules area.
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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

10 thoughts on “Writing Tip … Comma, Comma, Comma, Commaandgo!

  1. The picture really stresses the importance of putting a comma in the right place. Thanks for posting this article Mrs. Clubine! :)Sharlena


  2. Ha! Elicia. Thanks for sharing it Gwendolyn! I had fun with it.Erin, I have that comma bug, too, sometimes. Just like Patricia's comment, sometimes way too few, sometimes WAY too many!


  3. Good post! In the first contest I entered, one judge wrote – you seem to either avoid the comma, or litter the page with them.I am, better, now,


  4. That punctuation saves lives photo is funny. I am glad you posted this, I always accidently use too many commas.


  5. LOL! This has to be the best blog post I have ever read about commas! "Hans Solo would have never taken the order, "Make it so". Hilarious! I'm going to have to share this! 🙂


  6. I'm so glad that you're not promoting cannibalism.


  7. Commas are tricky. I have a strong dislike for the little buggers, and always have my son check over my work.


  8. Going through it with my teenagers hasn't made it much easier for me. And I LOVE grammar! I'm sure I'll be addressing them again!


  9. That picture is hilarious!!I had all kinds of discussions with my line editor about commas. They confuse the heck out of me.